CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Flowering plants
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Common derris
Derris trifoliata
Family Leguminosae


From East Africa to subtropical and tropical Asia to tropical Australia. Locally, it is found in most sites.
close-up of branch
Habit

close-up of inflorescence
Inflorescence
wide shot of leaves
Leaves
A usually slender, woody climber with pinnate leaves of 3, 5 or 7 leaflets. The inflorescence is slender with few to numerous, 1 cm long, light pink, pea-like flowers.
The slightly wrinkled fruits are disc-like, 3-4 cm by 2 cm, with 2-3 seeds. This species is utilised as a fish-poison and medicinally. One of the few climbers in the local mangroves. Common.
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre